Approved: 30.06.2008

Adam King

Artist

Approved: 30.06.2008

Adam King’s current drawings take inspiration from new housing and infrastructure developments in the Norfolk countryside as a means to explore contemporary relationships to nature and the rural landscape. King uses acrylic spray paint and stencils to compose a semi-abstract language of geometric forms and outlines within a sparse, pared-down whole. Utilising a range of mark making techniques he evokes the iconic forms, fleeting light effects and brooding atmospheres of the Norfolk landscape. Pastel rubbed along paper edges suggest the furrows and patterns of ploughed fields whilst translucent rain-soaked clouds are composed through layers of paint in different hues. King looks to a range of reference to inform his recent work including landscapes by Ravilious, Nash, Ruisdael and Constable.

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  • Location: Norwich, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Studio practice
  • Categories: Animation, Drawing, Installation, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Tags: collage, drawing, narrative, installation, appropriation, process, landscape, making
 

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    Biography

    Adam King’s current drawings take inspiration from new housing and infrastructure developments in the Norfolk countryside as a means to explore contemporary relationships to nature and the rural landscape. King uses acrylic spray paint and stencils to compose a semi-abstract language of geometric forms and outlines within a sparse, pared-down whole. Utilising a range of mark making techniques he evokes the iconic forms, fleeting light effects and brooding atmospheres of the Norfolk landscape. Pastel rubbed along paper edges suggest the furrows and patterns of ploughed fields whilst translucent rain-soaked clouds are composed through layers of paint in different hues. King looks to a range of reference to inform his recent work including landscapes by Ravilious, Nash, Ruisdael and Constable.

     

     

     

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training: 2001-3, MA Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art, London 1991-4, BA Hons Painting, Brighton University, Brighton, East Sussex

    Selected Solo shows:

    2016: Storm field, Canal gallery, London, UK 

    2014: We Live Together Like a Sky On Fire, Canal gallery, London, UK

    2014: After the Sky Fell In, Burlington Gardens Projects Space, London, UK

    2013: Rollercoastervista, Platform 39, Westland Place, London, UK

    2012: Fairy Acid Rainbow, Noman Rea Gallery, University of York, UK

    2012 - Rough Diamond Jubilee, Idea Store, Whitechapel, London, UK

    2010: Mudflats and Galaxy, Monika Bobinska gallery, London, UK

    Selected recent Group shows:

    2015 - Installation of collages at Merton College, Oxford, UK

    2015 - PomoGaze festival, Leeds Art Gallery, UK

    2015 - Just Gather Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK

    2014 - Room 90, Hackney Wick, London, UK 

    2014 - Public Windows program, Canary Wharf, London, UK

    2014 - Enclosures, Canal gallery, London, UK

    2014 - Little-Winged Bombers, Westland Place Studios, London, UK

    2014 - Remix:Selections from the International Collage Centre, Katonah Museum of Contemporary Art and Tour, USA

     

     2004 - British Council Travel Award, British Council

    Collections:

    Charles Saatchi, V22, London, WWFund, International Collage Center, USA